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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:36pm

    Seven youths belonging to four entrepreneur teams from Malawi were recently brought up to speed on the functions, mechanisms and use of a cutting-edge technology – the solar-powered Digisoft smart projector (containing all Access Agriculture farmer-training videos) – that they had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative.

    The winners of the Challenge Fund, known as Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs), are part of a network of innovative young people who design sustainable business models based on using the smart projector in...

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  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:47am

    Members of four entrepreneur teams from Benin recently received hands-on training to familiarise themselves with the functions, mechanisms and use of a cutting-edge technology – the solar-powered Digisoft smart projector (containing all Access Agriculture farmer-training videos) – that they had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative.

    The training session was held from 14-16 April 2021 in Cotonou, Benin, as part of the GIZ-funded Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA) project. It was conducted by the Access...

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  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:08am

    Ten young entrepreneurs from Malawi were recently offered hands-on training to help them get acquainted with the main components and use of a solar-powered smart projector kit that each of them had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative. The competition was conducted jointly be Access Agriculture and the USAID-funded Strengthening Agriculture & Nutrition Extension (SANE) Activity.

    The winners of the Challenge Fund, known as Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs), were selected from 9 of the 10 districts in Malawi in which Access...

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021 - 8:27am

    Access Agriculture has just signed a strategic partnership agreement with the League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities and Provinces of the Philippines (LOAMCP-PH) during a virtual signing ceremony.

    With the ambitious target to have 1.2 million hectares of farmland in the Philippines converted to organic by 2022, Hon. Mayor Rommel C. Arnado, President of LOAMCP, welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with Access Agriculture as a very timely event.

    “By giving people the opportunity...

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  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:21am

    Recognising the close link between healthy ecosystems, healthy earth and healthy people, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of EcoAgtube (www.ecoagtube.org), a new open access platform for hosting and sharing videos dedicated to green living and sustainable food systems to help protect the environment and preserve natural resources for current and future generations.

    Josephine Rodgers, Executive Director of Access Agriculture, explains that EcoAgtube is targeted to all those with an interest in agroecology...

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  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 4:58am

    Access Agriculture is a partner in the EU-funded SustainSahel project which aims to promote practices that enhance soil quality and yields, build resilience towards climate change, and contribute to food security and better livelihoods.

    Florent Okry, Regional Representative of Access Agriculture in West and Central Africa says: “The remit of our organisation is to promote agroecological principles and rural entrepreneurship through capacity development and South-South exchange of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos in local languages. Our role in the SustainSahel project...

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  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:45pm

    At the recent launch of the new strategy for the National Agriculture Extension and Advisory Services in Lilongwe, Malawi, Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org/) was invited to participate in the exhibition titled “Agriculture Extension and Advisory Services within reach: Key to Improved Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition.”

    The event, held on 8 December 2020, was chaired by the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Hon. Lobin C. Lowe, and attended by several stakeholders involved in...

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  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:22am

    It is with great sadness that Access Agriculture acknowledges the death of its Vice-Chair, Dominique Hounkonnou. Dominique was renowned for his contribution to agricultural extension in West Africa. We will remember him for his unbounded enthusiasm for the work of Access Agriculture right from the start which resulted in him being one of the first members of the Board. Dominique dispensed wisdom and humour in equal measure. His knowledgeable input to Access Agriculture will be sorely missed, but his legacy and belief in our work and impact will endure.


  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:53am

    In honour of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June), Access Agriculture is proud to announce the launch of the Hindi version of its video platform www.accessagriculture.org/hi, which offers a rich resource of multilingual training videos on agroecological principles and rural entrepreneurship for the Global South.

    Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, promotes environmentally...

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  • Monday, March 30, 2020 - 5:59am

    A lively roundtable discussion on ‘The use of video in agricultural extension,’ by thought leaders and influencers in Bangladesh, representing government authorities, agricultural extension, research and development organisations as well as media agencies, marked the recent launch of the Bangla website of Access Agriculture in Dhaka. Access Agriculture is a global service provider that supports South–South learning for farmers and rural businesses through quality videos in international and local languages.

    The high-profile event was jointly organised by Samakal (a...

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